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Damon Was Almost Kirk

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Matt Damon was originally tapped to play the part of James T. Kirk’s father George.

At one point in time, Damon was rumored to have been the pick for playing James T. Kirk, but it turns out that the rumor was only partly correct, as Damon was approached by J.J. Abrams to play the role of George Kirk.

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Damon Turned Down Kirk Role

Monday, April 20th, 2009

J.J. Abrams’s first choice for Captain James T. Kirk was not Chris Pine, but Matt Damon.

As reported by www.new-magazine.co.uk, although Damon was the first choice for Abrams, there is no regret for what might have been. “I actually approached Matt and we had some discussions, but everything happens for a reason,” explained Abrams. “On the one hand, it would have been great to work with Matt, but at the end of the day, it was such a better move to cast the movie with unknowns.” (more…)